NC Writers Conference this Weekend in Cary

Cary, NC – Embassy Suites on Harrison Av. will be buzzing with adjectives, adverbs and alliteration as the NC Writers Network Fall Conference comes to Cary this weekend.

NC Writers Network Fall Conference

The annual Fall Conference is North Carolina’s premier literary event and one of the largest and most inclusive writers’ conferences in the nation.

The Fall Conference offers a prestigious collection of literary talent and a weekend packed with panels, workshops, and readings.

The nonprofit North Carolina Writers’ Network is the state’s oldest and largest literary arts services organization devoted to writers at all stages of development.

Keynote: Edith Pearlman on “Overnight Success”

Edith Pearlman will give the Keynote Address. Pearlman’s collection of short stories, Binocular Vision, was published by North Carolina’s Lookout Books in 2011 and won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and was a Finalist for the National Book Award, among many other honors.

Edith will discuss how a lifetime of work went into her “overnight” success.

25 Workshops

The Fall Conference offers more than twenty-five workshops in creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, as well as in other aspects of the craft such as writing for children, publishing, and how to wow at an open mic.

Registrants can also choose from two Master Classes: Creative Nonfiction (led by Elaine Neil Orr) and Poetry (led by 2012 North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Kathryn Stripling Byer).

Event Details

NC Writers Network Fall Conference
November 2-4 2012

Embassy Suites
201 Harrison Oaks Blvd.
Cary, NC 27513

Pre-registration is closed. Walk-in registration starts on Friday.

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